Mary Flanagan, MS, PA-CClinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Education
Stony Brook University
Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University in 1979. This was a five year program that included a Certificate in Physician Assistant Education from the United States Public Health Service Hospital in Staten Island, New York. After many years of clinical experience, she returned to the classroom and gained a Master's Degree from Stony Brook University Hospital Post-Professional Master of Science dual program that included an Advanced Certificate in Health Care Management in 2006.
She has clinical experience in both medicine and surgery. Her surgical experience includes being a member of the St. Francis Cardiothoracic team in the early 1980's, General Surgery at Elmhurst Hospital and South Bay Surgical Associates. She has 17 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Scoliosis with Dr. John J. Labiak, MD.
Her medical experience includes 22 years of service at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in both Emergency Medicine and House Staff with supervisory role as Chief PA from 1986-1988. She has five years of private practice experience in Pediatrics and 21 years in Family Medicine where she continues to work part-time.
She entered the academic arena in 2006 at the Touro College PA Program where she gained experience in teaching Physical Diagnosis, Anatomy, Correlative Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Procedures, and also served as co-academic coordinator. She joined the Stony Brook faculty full-time in September 2013. Her responsibilities comprise teaching and coordinating a number of clinical medicine units including Diagnostic Imaging, Orthopedic/Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases. Her primary clinical responsibility is to oversee the Orthopedic Clerkship. She is a student advisor and conducts site visits primarily for the Orthopedic, Surgery and Emergency Medicine clerkships. Mary became a member of the End of Rotation (EOR) Internal Medicine/Family Medicine writing Committee for the PAEA in 2013.
Mary is married and has three sons. In her leisure, Mary enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, music, and dancing.